Chris is a planning and development surveyor with a background in both public and private sectors.
He has worked on numerous central London projects and has a strong track record of client representation achieving large planning consents for complex sites. Formerly Development Director for Elephant & Castle and Planning Director for the 2012 International Broadcast and Media Centres, he has secured major planning permissions for central London clients including Sellar, Workspace, Derwent, Ennismore, Barratt London and many others.
Chris has strong planning and political connections across London and is able to represent and advocate for projects at all levels.
Director – Head of Planning
Chris is a specialist planning and development advisor who has worked on numerous central London projects and has a strong track record of achieving large planning consents for complex sites.
Chris has represented many major clients across central London including Sellar Property Group; Development Securities plc; Workspace plc; Igloo Regeneration Fund; Grosvenor Estate; A2Dominion; Derwent London; Barratt London; Knight Dragon Developments Limited; Hoxton Hotels; and other private clients.
Acted as Planning Director for Igloo/Carillion and secured full planning consent in 2008 for the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre comprising over 1M ft sq of new development.
Planning consultant to Sellar Developments in Southwark. Negotiated overarching s106 Agreement for the Shard and London Bridge Station. Managed the application for 1000-unit residential, retail and pubic realm consent at Canada Water. Provided strategic planning advice and prepared the SCI for the Bermondsey Street application for 200,000ft2 of B1 offices.
Secured planning consent for 800 residential units plus 80,000 ft sq B1 floorspace for Workspace PLC at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey.
Secured consent for 336 residential units plus 40,000 ft sq retail and B1 floorspace plus public realm for Barratt London at Blackfriars Circus, SE1.
Strategic Planning Advisor to Knight Dragon on successful 15,000-unit masterplan for Greenwich Peninsula.
Secured planning for private clients for 173 residential units plus 160,000ft sq offices in Bankside SE1.
Prior to setting up as an independent consultancy in 2007 Chris was previously Borough Valuer and Director of Regeneration & Strategy at the London Borough of Southwark where he led many major development projects including Elephant & Castle, Bermondsey Spa, Peckham Partnership and the de-designation of the Surrey Quays Peninsula.